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Apothecary case

1998.1886 (RS24322)

Description

Apothecary case with seventy glass vials with cork lids; paper labels identifying each on top of lid, inside. Lock in front of wooden box. Two hinges in back. Decal placed in the center of lid. Paper label lists seventy-six minerals, five "Diptheria Medicines", four "Tinctures", etc. Scrollwork printed at border of label.

Details

Label
In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.
Maker
Possibly A.K. Gillmore & Son (Manufacturer)
Possibly Clapp, Otis (Manufacturer)
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
Printed on bottles: ""A.K. Gillmore & Son, Bath ME"" Printed on inside lid: ""OTIS CLAPP No 3 Albion Building, Beacon Street, Boston""
Location of origin
Bath, ME, USA; Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
maple (wood)
Object type
Medical & Psychological T&E
Places
Maine (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
apothecary containers
Glass
glass (material)
KIT, MEDICINE
Maple
Possibly maple (wood)
Dimensions
3.25 x 10.75 x 6.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1886
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
17742

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